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The 19° Gran Premio Warsteiner di San Marino, otherwise known as the 1999 San Marino Grand Prix, was the third round of the 1999 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola, Italy, on the 2 May 1999.[1] The race would see Michael Schumacher claim victory in front of a partisan Ferrari crowd, as early race leader Mika Häkkinen crashed out.[1]

Häkkinen had won the first battle of the weekend, streaking to pole position ahead of teammate David Coulthard.[1] Third, meanwhile, would go to Schumacher, who was far closer to the McLaren-Mercedes than at the previous two rounds, with his teammate Eddie Irvine completing the second row.[1]

The start saw Häkkinen ace his getaway, while Coulthard got the jump on Schumacher to secure second.[1] The Scot did just enough to keep Irvine and Rubens Barrichello at bay, while 1997 Champion Jacques Villeneuve stalled in fifth.[1]

Incredibly, for the second race in a row, everyone managed to avoid the stranded car, with the BAR-Supertec pushed into the pits.[1] On track, meanwhile, Häkkinen would do his best to escape up the road, eeking out a lead over Coulthard as the Scot pulled away from Schumacher.[1]

The order remained unchanged at the head of the field until the end of lap seventeen, with Häkkinen having established a thirteen second lead.[1] Then, the Finn made his first mistake of the weekend, clobbering a kerb at the final corner with enough force to break his suspension, and hence spun straight into the barriers.[1]

Coulthard inherited the lead, although he would lose time to Schumacher as the German ace suddenly realised that there was a win in the offering, his arch-rival having crashed.[1] The Scot's bid was not aided by the lapped traffic that the pair came across a few laps later, with the Ferrari able to sneak through gaps that the McLaren could not.[1]

Ultimately, however the race would be decided in the pitstops, with a quicker swap for Schumacher getting the German ace out ahead of the Scot.[1] Coulthard gave chase but simply could not match the German's pace in the second half of the race, although he remained a threat throughout.[1]

Behind, Barrichello and Irvine fought for third, with the Brazilian eventually getting ahead when the Brit suffered an engine failure.[1] Damon Hill, meanwhile, found himself in a race long fight with Giancarlo Fisichella and Jean Alesi, as Heinz-Harald Frentzen spun off ahead of them.[1]

Yet, there would be no significant changes to the order in the closing stages, with Schumacher securing a popular victory four seconds clear of Coulthard.[1] Barrichello was a satisfied third for Stewart-Ford Cosworth, while Hill, Fisichella and Alesi secured the remaining points.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Eddie Irvine retained the lead in the Championship after the second round of the season, leaving Brazil with twelve points to his name. Defending Champion Mika Häkkinen, meanwhile, had shot up to second, leaving Brazil level with Heinz-Harald Frentzen, but ahead of the German on countback due to his race win. Behind Ralf Schumacher found himself a point ahead of brother Michael Schumacher, with nine drivers on the score sheet.

In the Constructors Championship it was Ferrari who still led the charge after the second round, and had managed to extend their lead. Indeed, the Scuderia left Interlagos with an eight point lead over rivals McLaren-Mercedes, with Jordan-Mugen-Honda joining their Anglo-German counterparts on ten points. Williams-Supertec were next ahead of Benetton-Playlife, with eight constructors on the board.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1999 San Marino Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/14 Mercedes FO110H 3.0 V10 B
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/14 Mercedes FO110H 3.0 V10 B
3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F399 Ferrari 048 3.0 V10 B
4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F399 Ferrari 048 3.0 V10 B
5 Italy Alessandro Zanardi United Kingdom Winfield Williams Williams FW21 Supertec FB01 3.0 V10 B
6 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Winfield Williams Williams FW21 Supertec FB01 3.0 V10 B
7 United Kingdom Damon Hill Ireland Benson & Hedges Jordan Jordan 199 Mugen-Honda MF-301HD 3.0 V10 B
8 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Benson & Hedges Jordan Jordan 199 Mugen-Honda MF-301HD 3.0 V10 B
9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Mild Seven Benetton Playlife Benetton B199 Playlife FB01 3.0 V10 B
10 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Mild Seven Benetton Playlife Benetton B199 Playlife FB01 3.0 V10 B
11 France Jean Alesi Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber C18 Petronas SPE-03A 3.0 V10 B
12 Brazil Pedro Diniz Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber C18 Petronas SPE-03A 3.0 V10 B
14 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Repsol Arrows F1 Team Arrows A20 Arrows T2-F1 3.0 V10 B
15 Japan Toranosuke Takagi United Kingdom Repsol Arrows F1 Team Arrows A20 Arrows T2-F1 3.0 V10 B
16 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom HSBC Stewart Ford Stewart SF3 Ford Cosworth CR-1 3.0 V10 B
17 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom HSBC Stewart Ford Stewart SF3 Ford Cosworth CR-1 3.0 V10 B
18 France Olivier Panis France Gauloises Prost Peugeot Prost AP02 Peugeot A18 3.0 V10 B
19 Italy Jarno Trulli France Gauloises Prost Peugeot Prost AP02 Peugeot A18 3.0 V10 B
20 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Fondmetal Minardi Team Minardi M01 Ford Cosworth VJM1 Zetec-R 3.0 V10 B
21 Spain Marc Gené Italy Fondmetal Minardi Team Minardi M01 Ford Cosworth VJM1 Zetec-R 3.0 V10 B
22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom British American Racing BAR 01 Supertec FB01 3.0 V10 B
23 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom British American Racing BAR 01 Supertec FB01 3.0 V10 B
Source:[2]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ReportEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1999 San Marino Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Ave. Speed
1 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:26.362 205.507 km/h
2 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:26.384 +0.022s 205.455 km/h
3 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:26.538 +0.176s 205.089 km/h
4 4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Italy Ferrari 1:26.993 +0.631s 204.016 km/h
5 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Supertec 1:27.313 +0.951s 203.269 km/h
6 16 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Stewart-Ford Cosworth 1:27.409 +1.047s 203.045 km/h
7 8 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:27.613 +1.251s 202.573 km/h
8 7 United Kingdom Damon Hill Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:27.708 +1.346s 202.353 km/h
9 6 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-Supertec 1:27.770 +1.408s 202.210 km/h
10 5 Italy Alex Zanardi United Kingdom Williams-Supertec 1:28.142 +1.780s 201.357 km/h
11 18 France Olivier Panis France Prost-Peugeot 1:28.205 +1.843s 201.213 km/h
12 17 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Stewart-Ford Cosworth 1:28.246 +1.884s 201.120 km/h
13 11 France Jean Alesi Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:28.253 +1.891s 201.104 km/h
14 19 Italy Jarno Trulli France Prost-Peugeot 1:28.403 +2.041s 200.762 km/h
15 12 Brazil Pedro Diniz Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:28.599 +2.237s 200.318 km/h
16 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Playlife 1:28.750 +2.388s 199.977 km/h
17 10 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Benetton-Playlife 1:28.765 +2.403s 199.944 km/h
18 14 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Arrows 1:29.293 +2.931s 198.761 km/h
19 23 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom BAR-Supertec 1:29.451 +3.089s 198.410 km/h
20 15 Japan Tora Takagi United Kingdom Arrows 1:29.656 +3.294s 197.957 km/h
21 21 Spain Marc Gené Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:30.035 +3.673s 197.123 km/h
22 20 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:30.945 +4.583s 195.151 km/h
107% Time: 1:32.407[3]
Source:[4][3]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car to set their best time in that session.
  • Bold indicates a driver's best/qualifying time.

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Mika Häkkinen 2
______________ David Coulthard
Row 2 3 ______________
Michael Schumacher 4
______________ Eddie Irvine
Row 3 5 ______________
Jacques Villeneuve 6
______________ Rubens Barrichello
Row 4 7 ______________
Heinz-Harald Frentzen 8
______________ Damon Hill
Row 5 9 ______________
Ralf Schumacher 10
______________ Alex Zanardi
Row 6 11 ______________
Olivier Panis 12
______________ Johnny Herbert
Row 7 13 ______________
Jean Alesi 14
______________ Jarno Trulli
Row 8 15 ______________
Pedro Diniz 16
______________ Giancarlo Fisichella
Row 9 17 ______________
Alexander Wurz 18
______________ Pedro de la Rosa
Row 10 19 ______________
Mika Salo 20
______________ Tora Takagi
Row 11 21 ______________
Marc Gené 22
______________ Luca Badoer

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 1999 San Marino Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 62 1:33:44.792 3 10
2 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 62 +4.265s 2 6
3 16 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Stewart-Ford Cosworth 61 +1 Lap 6 4
4 7 United Kingdom Damon Hill Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 61 +1 Lap 8 3
5 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Playlife 61 +1 Lap 16 2
6 11 France Jean Alesi Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 61 +1 Lap 13 1
7* 23 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom BAR-Supertec 59 Electrical 19
8 20 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 59 +3 Laps 22
9 21 Spain Marc Gené Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 59 +3 Laps 21
10* 17 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Stewart-Ford Cosworth 58 Engine 12
11* 5 Italy Alex Zanardi United Kingdom Williams-Supertec 58 Spin 10
Ret 12 Brazil Pedro Diniz Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 49 Spin 15
Ret 18 France Olivier Panis France Prost-Peugeot 48 Throttle 11
Ret 4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Italy Ferrari 46 Engine 4
Ret 8 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 46 Spin 7
Ret 15 Japan Tora Takagi United Kingdom Arrows 29 Fuel pressure 20
Ret 6 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-Supertec 28 Electrical 9
Ret 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 17 Accident 1
Ret 14 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Arrows 5 Collision 18
Ret 10 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Benetton-Playlife 5 Collision 17
Ret 19 Italy Jarno Trulli France Prost-Peugeot 0 Collision 14
Ret 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Supertec 0 Gearbox 5
Source:[5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Salo, Herbert and Zanardi were all still classified despite retiring as they had completed 90% of the race distance.[5]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Michael Schumacher left San Marino with victory and the Championship lead, holding a four point advantage at the head of the hunt. Eddie Irvine had made way for his teammate, while Mika Häkkinen slipped to third, having been set to win the race prior to his accident. Heinz-Harald Frentzen had also lost ground in fourth, while Ralf Schumacher completed the top five.

In the Constructors Championship it was Ferrari who left their de jure home race with an enhanced lead, moving onto 28 points with two wins. That translated to a twelve point advantage over McLaren-Mercedes, with the two set to duel for the crown between themselves for the rest of the campaign. Elsewhere, Jordan-Mugen-Honda had inched closer to the McLaren squad, while Williams-Supertec and Stewart-Ford Cosworth completed the early top five.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 16 ▲4
2 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 12 ▼1
3 Finland Mika Häkkinen 10 ▼1
4 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 10 ▼1
5 Germany Ralf Schumacher 7 ▼1
6 United Kingdom David Coulthard 6 ▲7
7 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 6
8 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 5 ▼2
9 United Kingdom Damon Hill 3 ▲4
10 Spain Pedro de la Rosa 1 ▼2
11 France Olivier Panis 1 ▼2
12 France Jean Alesi 1 ▲1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 Italy Ferrari 28
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 16
3 Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 13
4 United Kingdom Williams-Supertec 7
5 United Kingdom Stewart-Ford Cosworth 6 ▲1
6 Italy Benetton-Playlife 5 ▼1
7 United Kingdom Arrows 1
8 France Prost-Peugeot 1
9 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1 ▲2

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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  2. 'San Marino 1999: Entrants', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2015), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1999/saint-marin/engages.aspx, (Accessed 26/08/2019)
  3. 3.0 3.1 'San Marino 1999: Qualifications', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1999/saint-marin/qualification.aspx, (Accessed 26/08/2019)
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  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 '3. San Marino 1999', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1999/saint-marin.aspx, (Accessed 26/08/2019)
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V T E 1999 Formula One Season
Teams McLaren • Ferrari • Williams • Jordan • Benetton • Sauber • Arrows • Stewart • Prost • Minardi • BAR
Engines Arrows • Ferrari • Ford • Mercedes • Mugen-Honda • Petronas • Peugeot • Playlife • Supertec
Drivers Häkkinen • 2 Coulthard • 3 M. Schumacher • 3 Salo • 4 Irvine • 5 Zanardi • 6 R. Schumacher • 7 Hill • 8 Frentzen • 9 Fisichella • 10 Wurz • 11 Alesi • 12 Diniz • 14 De la Rosa • 15 Takagi • 16 Barrichello • 17 Herbert • 18 Panis • 19 Trulli • 20 Badoer • 20 Sarrazin • 21 Gené • 22 Villeneuve • 23 Zonta • 23 Salo
Other Drivers Heidfeld • Nakano • Verstappen
Cars Ferrari F399 • McLaren MP4/14 • Jordan 199 • Stewart SF3 • Williams FW21 • Benetton B199 • Prost AP02 • Sauber C18 • Arrows A20 • Minardi M01 • BAR 01
Tyres Bridgestone
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